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Gunung Mulu National Park

Type of Location:
Entertainment Park
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Places to Visit
How to Reach

By Plane

Gunung Mulu National Park has a small airport (code: MZV) which actually lies just outside the national park boundary. Most tour operators pick up passengers from the airport and bring them to their respective accommodations. Independent travellers can either thumb a lift from these operators or take a boat ride to Park Headquarters.

By River

It is possible to reach Mulu by river. From Miri travel by road to Kuala Baram. From there take scheduled river ferry to Marudi. From Marudi take river ferry to Long Terawan (does not operate daily). From Long Terawan charter a long boat to travel up the Tutoh river to Mulu. The whole journey can take from one to several days depending on the connections.

By Land

This option is certainly for the more adventurous. In fact, by land is a bit of a misnomer because this option usually requires a combination of going by road, boats and maybe even some hiking.

    To/From Miri: You need to go by road to Kuala Baram along the Miri-Brunei border road, then taking a boat up the Baram River to Marudi. Here, you have to take a series of boats up the Tutoh River to reach Gunung Mulu National Park. The Miri-Marudi leg can also be cover by plane. See Miri page for flight details.

Key places to visit
Deer and Langs Caves, Clearwater and Wind Caves, Niah Caves, Adventure Caving


Places to Visit

Deer and Langs Caves
    Deer Cave is located near Miri, Sarawak, Malaysian Borneo and is a show cave attraction of Gunung Mulu National Park. It was surveyed in 1961 by G.E. Wilford, of the Malaysian Geological Survey, who predicted that Mulu would yield many more caves in the future, (Wilford, 1964). Deer cave, which is also known as Gua Payau or Gua Rusa by the local Penan and Berawan people, is said to have been received its name because of the deer that come to the cave to lick salt-bearing rocks (Tsen, 1993) and shelter themselves.

Clearwater and Wind Caves

Clearwater and Wind Caves are the biggest in the world. Visitors can ride in a longboat down Melinau River passing Mulu community or take the long route and walk through Moonmilk Cave along the way to the Cave of the Winds. The park Guide will meet visitors at the cave of the Winds where millions of years ago, the first minute calcite crystals were deposited which became the foundations of the majestic columns and stalagmites in the King’s Chamber. The Clearwater Cave has a roaring river that has travelled along its subterranean route for over 108 kilometers. Giant logs thrown high on the banks and wedged under boulders are evidence of the power of this mighty underground river. Visitors can take a dip in the crystal clear water outside the cave as well as take a picnic lunch and relax at the Claerwater picnic site.

Niah Caves

Niah Caves is best known for the discovery of Gunung Mulu National Park dating back to 30,000 years ago. This is the oldest recorded human settlement in east Malaysia.

Adventure Caving

    Racer Cave
    Lagang Cave
    Clearwater Connection
    Stone Horse Cave
    Sarawak Chamber

Right Time to Visit

January - December


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